Origin: Washington County was created from Frederick County by resolve of the Constitutional Convention of 1776. The County was named for George Washington (1732-1799), commander of the Continental forces during the Revolutionary War, and first president of the United States.

Population (1990 Census): 121,393
Form of Government: County Commissioners
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County Seat: Hagerstown, MD 21740


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Community College: www.hjc.cc.md.us/index.html
County Attorney: http://pilot.wash.lib.md.us/washco/county_att.html
County Commissioners: http://pilot.wash.lib.md.us/washco/commiss.html
County Government: http://pilot.wash.lib.md.us/washco/
Economic Development Commission: www.hagerstownedc.org/
Education Dept.: www.wcboe.k12.md.us
Elections Board: http://pilot.wash.lib.md.us/washco/election/elect1.html
Health Dept.: http://pilot.wash.lib.md.us/washco/
Job Service: www.careernet.state.md.us/county/washington.htm
Library: http://pilot.wash.lib.md.us/wcfl/index.html
Planning & Community Development Division: http://pilot.wash.lib.md.us/washco/plan.html
Recreation & Parks Dept.: http://pilot.wash.lib.md.us/washco/prksrec.htm
Sheriff: www.fred.net/sheriff
Social Services Dept.: www.dhr.state.md.us/washington.htm
Solid Waste Dept.: http://pilot.wash.lib.md.us/washco/solidw.html
State's Attorney: http://pilot.wash.lib.md.us/washco/stateat.html
Transportation Dept.: http://pilot.wash.lib.md.us/washco/trans.html
Treasurer: http://pilot.wash.lib.md.us/washco/treas.html
Washington County: http://pilot.wash.lib.md.us/

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